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Changing purposes and meanings of hospital sites and grounds in Melbourne 1848-1948

@inproceedings{Bourke2011ChangingPA,
  title={Changing purposes and meanings of hospital sites and grounds in Melbourne 1848-1948},
  author={A. Bourke},
  year={2011}
}
Hospitals have changed from charitable institutions to medical centres in the hundred years from 1848 to 1948. Hospital gardens which had been an important part of patient treatment and integral to the hospitals identity were diminished as part of this transition. Focus shifted to a medical model that neglected the purpose and use of the hospital grounds for patients and staff. Meanwhile, studies of the built environment of hospitals have focused primarily on building typologies, architectural… Expand

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